Monthly Archives: June 2013

Throwing for the Future

WAXAHACHIE, TX — One event is all it takes to change someone’s path in life. Tochi Nlemchi never dreamed she would discover a hidden athletic talent that would land her a full-ride scholarship to Southern Methodist University’s track team. It all began during a physical education lesson in junior high where Tochi was encouraged to […]

Women with a Mission

CEDAR HILL, TX — Women like to celebrate other women, especially those who have overcome. The women at Point of Light Church in Cedar Hill are having a wonderful time doing just that. And to make it even more fun, they wear hats — after all, they are the H.A.T. Sisters, and they celebrate in […]

Purple Power

RED OAK, TX — What started with one man running around a track for one day has come to be known as Relay for Life — today inspiring more than 4 million people in over 20 countries to raise funds for cancer research. Last month, on May 10, a group of local volunteers, including Fawn […]

Sculpting a Body

MIDLOTHIAN, TX — “Are you ready to do the workout?” challenged a perfectly trim and toned Jane Fonda from the workout video. Answering, “Yes,” on the other side of the screen with her body poised to work her little heart out was 10-year-old Karyn Birdwell. “Growing up, I always struggled with my weight and […]

The Amazing Guitar Master

MANSFIELD, TX — When he was a young boy growing up in France, Philippe Bertaud, along with his older brother, Jean Paul, spent his summers working at local farms on the outskirts of Nice. For a time, Philippe imagined he would spend his life as a goatherd. “I love goats,” he grinned. “They’re very smart.” […]

Riding for a Longer Life

GRANBURY, TX — At 81 years old, Hank Stewart enjoys riding one of his many bicycles for miles along scenic routes in the local area. While living in Minnesota, he started biking in his late 40s when his oldest son, Bob, a teenager at the time, urged him to give it a try. Bob wanted […]

Where Faith Leads

ENNIS, TX — A community leader combines the grace of religion and the might of the law in her dual role as a private practice attorney in Dallas and pastor of Ennis’ First Christian Church. Reverend Rosemary Redmond, a doctor of jurisprudence, has spent 43 years in the legal profession, 30 of them devoted to […]

Journey Toward Gold

CORSICANA, TX —  This month, Daniel Hux, a graduate of Navarro College, will go to Washington, D.C., to be presented the Gold Congressional Award, which is given by the U.S. Congress to about 250 youth, ages 14-23 years old, annually. This award, while prestigious, will join other awards this local young man has received […]

Strengthening Our Community

BURLESON, TX — Tapping into hearts of veterans in Burleson, Joshua and Crowley, Bill Taylor stepped into his new role as commander of American Legion Post 235 with a vision to strengthen our community. Anyone who has served during specified Department of Defense operations is eligible to serve through the American Legion, and Commander Taylor […]